Whipping up cocktails for yourself does not warrant a reason. You can treat yourself to the beverage of your choice whenever you want. Since it’s the season of sunbathing, we thought why not make some summer cocktails at home. That got us thinking about what summer drinks other people prefer. Here’s what we found out, read on to find out some of the most popular summer cocktails.
Long Island iced tea
The origins of Long Island iced tea are controversial. Some say it was invented for a competition in New York, while others stick by the belief that an illegal distiller in Tennessee’s neighboring Island saw its creation. But, let’s settle on this, irrespective of its origin it is one of the most popular summer cocktails. The crazy concoction made of mixing coke, lemon juice, silver tequila, vodka, and white rum has been a favorite since the 70s.
Margarita’s origin is a mystery that hasn’t been solved yet, but we know it exists. This drink does not involve a lot of ingredients, in fact, it is well known for its simple no-fuss nature. All you need to serve this most popular summer cocktail at your poolside is tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and just a little salt to rim your glasses. Of course, there are other recipes to this classic cocktail, and we suggest you try them all.
Mojitos are a perfect blend of sour and sweet. One of the most popular summer cocktails, Mojito is a Cuban drink based on the earthy flavor of white rum. You can easily tend yourself a drink by squeezing some lime into a glass and adding some ultra-fine sugar and a sprig or two of mint. Muddle it all, and then it’s time for white rum. Top it off with some club soda and a lime wedge.
This summer drink is a blessing of Puerto Rico to the cocktail fans. In fact, the Puerto Ricans loved it so much that in 1978 they declared this cocktail their official drink. After which the drink quickly rose to the status of one of the most popular summer cocktails. All you need to enjoy this scrumptious beverage is coconut cream, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and light rum. Toss it all into the shaker with a healthy serving of crushed ice. Add a pineapple wedge, or not, you are most definitely going to enjoy it.
One of the most popular summer cocktails of all time, Sangria is made out of fruits, brandy, and red wine. This Spanish drink originally included grapes that were grown locally on vineyards. The drink’s name is based on the blood-like color of the drink. After all, Sangre, in Spanish stands for blood!
Now that you are done with the list, treat yourself to one of these easy-to-make chilled cocktails.